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    Following Exam Instructions: A Cautionary Tale

    Following Exam Instructions: A Cautionary Tale
    It’s difficult to suppress laughter when I think about the preposterous test mistakes our teachers warn against. It’s pretty standard for every test. First, teachers run through how it’s forbidden to doodle in the margins and how a student’s academic career is in jeopardy should he or she dare to venture past lower right corner’s grey STOP sign. It becomes increasingly ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +21
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    Halloween Campus Safety Tips

    Halloween Campus Safety Tips
    October crept onto campuses all across the nation and now is the time that everyone begins to plan for Halloween. Costumes are already being bought or created and parties are being prepped and planned. Halloween on campus is one of the highlights of any college year. Getting dressed up with your friends and going out and is a lot of fun, ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +22
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    Welcome Week Warnings

    Welcome Week Warnings
    The first week of college may not be the most stressful or overwhelming of your higher education career, but it is sure to be one of the most nerve-wracking. You've spent weeks, if not months, preparing for your move—you’ve bought extra-long twin size sheets, a shower caddy big enough for all your bath accessories, and enough notebooks to last you all ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +16
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    Tips from a Scholarship Winner

    Tips from a Scholarship Winner
    If you are anything like me, scholarships seem nearly impossible to win. Up until recently, I believed this to be true, but was proven wrong when my sister won a $500 scholarship from the Sylmar's Women's Club. “Personally I had never heard of someone winning a scholarship before and was in complete shock when I received an email informing me that ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +19
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    Dealing with a Bad Professor

    Dealing with a Bad Professor
    It’s a fact of college-student life: you’re going to have at least one professor that you dislike. You’ll go to your first day of class thinking that all those Rate-My-Professor reviews you read prepared you well. Then it turns out that most were written by disgruntled students who wanted easy As, and your professor’s tough but fair and you know you’ll ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Where to Begin Your Scholarship Search

    Where to Begin Your Scholarship Search
    Remember those days when our most significant monetary concerns circulated around being a quarter short of getting a bouncy ball at the grocery store machines? When a plastic piggy bank filled with four cents was a gold mine? When a splurge would consist of an extra teddy bear outfit at Build-a-Bear? Sorry to break the reminiscence, but colleges are asking for ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Life Lessons for When the Unexpected Happens

    Life Lessons for When the Unexpected Happens
    College is something which you spend all four years of high school – if not longer than that – preparing for. It’s a huge turning point, a milestone, in anyone’s life. So you’d hate to have life throw a wrench right in the middle of all of those plans. Believe me, I know. In early August I suddenly found myself in ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +18
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    Maintaining Balance: School, Scholarships & Your College Search

    Maintaining Balance: School, Scholarships & Your College Search
    Some may tell you that junior year is the most stressful of the four years you will spend in high school. There is some validity to that statement, but senior year may be just as stressful, if not more stressful, for some students. Between academics, extracurricular activities, scholarships and searching for the perfect college fit, students may have trouble balancing their ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Standardized Test Prep Tips

    Standardized Test Prep Tips
    Typically beginning in junior year of high school, test preparation often becomes a source of stress for students. Some walk in the day of the test with no idea of how the test works. Others, after vain attempts at studying, receive their results with disappointment. Questions surface such as, “Should I buy that expensive test prep kit?” leaving students uneasy and ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +18
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    How to Get Recruited for College Sports

    How to Get Recruited for College Sports
    For many high school athletes, moving on to the next level is always a goal throughout an athletic career. Whether it in football, basketball, soccer, tennis, or volleyball (the list goes on…), what athlete doesn't want to receive an athletic scholarship to play college sports? Although you may think the odds are slim that a college will recruit you, there are ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +16
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    Finding the Right College Job

    Finding the Right College Job
    Most of us have started our new lives on college campuses around the nation. Between orientations, new clubs, classes, and freedom, we are starting to feel like adults (at least, a little). But with all that fun, comes financial responsibility (a whole lot of it). Books, alone, can cost up to $400 per semester; so when you add in recreational uses, ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +17
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    How to Get a High School Internship

    How to Get a High School Internship
    For a high school student, the summer feels like a vast stretch of joyous relaxation after months of thankless essays and never-ending flashcards. Two and a half months each year are set aside solely for rest and rejuvenation. However, boredom can quickly settle in, and two and a half months is a long time to spend tanning in your backyard. Many ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +17
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    3 Ways to Resolve Your Roommate Crisis

    3 Ways to Resolve Your Roommate Crisis
    Roommate relationships can go a multitude of ways. People end up being the best of friends, they can’t stand each other or they just tolerate the other person with no real relationship. Of course everyone wants the first scenario to happen, especially since most people don’t know anyone their first week. But, if your roommate situation has been moving the opposite ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +15
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    Balancing Academics, Extracurriculars & Your College Search

    Balancing Academics, Extracurriculars & Your College Search
    As high school students, there are very few of us that are not involved in at least one way, either in the community, at the high school, or both. Throughout my high school career, I've been involved with several clubs, organizations, sports, and other extracurricular activities on top of my school work and the search for colleges. Although it is important ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +14
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    Getting a Part-time Job as a Student

    Getting a Part-time Job as a Student
    There are many different reasons as to if why you would want or need a part-time job as a high school student. Maybe your family needs the financial help, you’re saving for college or you just want some extra cash handy. Whatever the reason, getting a part-time job can be very rewarding. A part-time job shows colleges you understand how the ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +15
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    Textbook Tips: Buying & Saving

    Textbook Tips: Buying & Saving
    It’s the time of year dreaded by every student and their bank account: textbook buying season. Somehow, it’s so much easier to cough up for tuition and room and board than each hundred-dollar-or-more behemoth that often professors only use once or twice over the course of the semester. Hopefully, though, I can help make your purchasing experience a little less painful, ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Study Abroad Checklist: Be Prepared

    Study Abroad Checklist: Be Prepared
    One of the best things I have ever experienced in college was studying abroad. To step on foreign land and enjoy, first-hand, a culture so diverse from your own is surreal and can be one of your fondest memories. I am an undergraduate at Arcadia University and, at my school, freshman and transfers are offered Preview; this is a two-credit, spring ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +16
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    Fastweb Launches 2014-2015 Student Contributors Program

    Fastweb Launches 2014-2015 Student Contributors Program
    This September, Fastweb is launching its annual Student Contributor series. The series features articles written by students (who are also Fastweb users) on student-related experiences and issues while giving students the unique opportunity to gain writing experience and share their voice with peers through written article contributions. Articles focus on relevant student-focused issues such as the college applications and admissions processes, ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +16
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    Preparing for the Practice Exam: PSAT Tips

    Preparing for the Practice Exam: PSAT Tips
    All around, pencils tap furiously, students chomp nails to nibs and teeth chatter like a parade of woodpeckers. Suddenly, the proctor’s wearily-spoken instructions blur together and the walls seem to close in - right before many high schoolers’ most important test. The SAT room pressure can escalate to unfeasible extents, and sometimes just knowing the material is not enough. Experience in ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +14
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    Dealing with the Emotions of Leaving for College

    Dealing with the Emotions of Leaving for College
    Feeling ready to leave home and strike out on your own as the mature, independent and emotionally rock-solid college freshman you now are? Maybe not. Chances are leaving home was a much more appealing concept when you were a high school student counting down the days to graduation. But now that move-in day is around the corner, you may be experiencing ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +15
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